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Downside Primary School

DPS Family Workers

The Family Support Team are:

  • Miss Naz Akhteer
  • Mr Shahan Miah

Telephone: 01582 587 160

Email address: familyw@downside-primary.co.uk

The Family workers are here to support Parents and Carers within the school community to enhance and develop their families. We offer a confidential and professional support to parent/carers.

The family workers offer information and advice on a number of issues and can support parents in the following areas:

  • Completing online forms – starting school, transition to high school, Free School Meals (if you are receiving benefits), referral to foodbank.
  • Support with shoes or coat vouchers, and hats and gloves for families who are financially struggling
  • Providing ideas for parents whose children are fussy eaters and also make referral to school nursing to support parents.
  • Advising on healthy packed lunch
  • Supporting parents with their children’s attendance, by having face to face meetings or home visits.

If we are unable to help Parents/Carers we can make sign post to relevant agencies.

We organise a number of Adult Education sessions – please ask us what courses are on offer, if you are interested

If you feel your family may benefit from some friendly help and advice, or you have an issue you are not sure how to tackle, you can contact the family workers on the school telephone number or face to face in the morning or at the end of the day.